The University of Bayreuth is one of the leading destinations in Germany in terms of its study environment and the level of its students.
Founded in 1975, the University of Bayreuth is one of the youngest universities in Germany. It was established with an interdisciplinary founding mission combining strong subject areas with interdisciplinary research and teaching. The questions facing our globalized society are becoming more and more complex. The right answers can only be found through close, cross-disciplinary cooperation – one of the University’s main assets. The University of Bayreuth is characterized by academic freedom, scientific progress, and practical relevance, all of which are understood in the context of social and cultural responsibility.
In the international Times Higher Education THE “Young University Rankings”, the University is ranked no. 29 out of the 200 best universities worldwide that have a less than 50 year history.
Around 13,300 students are currently enrolled in 146 different curses at the six faculties of the University of Bayreuth. With approximately 1,200 scientific employees, 240 professors and about 900 non-scientific employees, the University of Bayreuth is one of the largest employers in the region.